This tote bag was made for my sister. After toiling over two Weekender Travel Bags, I found this tote a joy to sew. I made View C. The instructions were clear, and no sewing machine needles were injured in the creation of this handbag.
I used a very thick craft interfacing, not iron-on, to give the bag substance. The pattern has instructions for an interior zipper inset into the sides. I had never inserted a zipper this way, and I found it easy and interesting as well as attractive.
I am definitely going to make more of these. It is a good size for a knitting bag, too.